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30+ days ago

BTEC Standards Verifier (QCF)

Pearson London, England

We are looking to recruit and train BTEC practitioners for the role of BTEC QCF Standards Verifier (SV) and have vacancies for all sectors during…

30+ days ago

Pearson Professional Assessment Scorer

Pearson Austin, TX

Pearson is the most comprehensive provider of educational assessment products, services, and solutions. We are hiring for highly qualified college… Pearson

26 days ago


Pearson Austin, TX

• Bachelors degree required. • Current and former teachers encouraged to apply… CareerBuilder

13 days ago

Australia Reseller Channel Sales

Pearson Australia +2 locations

The Sales Representative is responsible for promoting, selling and supporting Provusion learning and certification sales into multiple market… Glassdoor

14 days ago

Capacity Planning and Operations Analyst

Pearson Australia

The Capacity Planning and Operations Analyst has two primary areas of responsibility: capacity planning and operations analysis. For capacity… Glassdoor

27 days ago

Temporary Support Technician-Level 2

Pearson Iowa City, IA

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women… TheJobNetwork

30 days ago

Front End Developer

Pearson Vue Bloomington, MN

•Test & Deployment -- Work closely with other teams (e.g., QA, configuration management, end users) to release high quality software. Create testable… PostJobFree

18 days ago

Professional Scorers

Pearson Austin, TX

- Evaluates student responses to open-ended questions in a reliable manner and scores according to customer supplied scoring guide… PostJobFree

4 days ago

Senior Vice President of Sales, West in Dallas Texas United States

Pearson Dallas, TX

Responsible for the brand and reputation of Pearson and all Pearson K-12 products, services, and solutions revenue targets, customer and account… Experteer

25 days ago

Business Development Dir (R and R K-12), REMOTE East of MS River in United

Pearson United States

The Readiness and Retention Business Development Director develops and implements strategies and brokers agreements to help integrate Readiness… Experteer

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    Strangest corporate (especially North America higher ed) culture (if there even is one) that ever witnessed.

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    Good benefits and 401K including employer contribution. However, never could understand how many people were bonused on the same sale especially the custom publishing ones. Often resorted to gimmickry (bundling book packages with useless junk) and mid-year price increases in order meet sales goals. Sales staffs were often not given their annual sales goals until mid-year or later. It was a big game with much number shuffling and smoke and mirrors.


    Higher ed division mismanaged and only got worse in recent years. Company is trying to transition from print to digital but has no real idea how to achieve this. Uses terms like efficacy but no one really knows what that is supposed to mean much less explain it to the customer. Often announced poorly timed, Ill thought or impractical initiatives and programs that never really got off the ground. They were often quietly scrapped and employees were strongly advised not to bring them up in even casual conversation.

    Has been reorganizing for the past few years and no one really knows where this is headed (including many senior managers). Many, many employees are just keeping their heads down to not get noticed during the reorganization.

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    For years some of the most ego driven and/or incompetent management structure ever observed especially in higher ed sales. Many people were promoted strictly because they knew how to brown nose their supervisors. Staffers would be amazed to witness these promotions despite the lack of any true talent. Many of those managers are still employed at Pearson trying to assimilate themselves into whatever this company figures out what it wants to be when it stops reorganizing. Overall morale has to improve if this company is truly going to be successful again.

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